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Axe The Fax – Notification of Change

CSCL is making changes in the way we communicate with referrers. This is in response to the June 2019 Ministry of Health and Accident Compensation Commission joint communique defining secure communication within the New Zealand health sector, specifically in regards to email and faxing.  Read the Ministry Directive here Key Dates 30.09.20 Ordering of consumables […]

Change to FNA Booking System

We have made some changes to the booking process for Fine Needle Aspirates. PLEASE NOTE: Our FNA Clinic is now open Wednesday to Friday by appointment only at Northfield Collection Centre, 60 Langdons Road, Papanui. To book an appointment please email the referral form and contact details to: cscl.anatomicalpathology@sclabs.co.nz We will then contact the patient to […]

Referrer Newsletter – September

Please click below to read the latest news and information from our lab in the September issue of Lab Link

Waiting Room Poster Available

We have noticed that our call centre receives many calls from patients enquiring about bookings for routine blood tests. To help cut down on these unnecessary calls for your patients we have designed a poster that you can have in your waiting room to provide them with information that bookings are usually not required. If […]

All Faxing to Cease

In June 2019 the Ministry of Health Accident Compensation Commission released a joint communique defining secure communication within the New Zealand health sector, specifically in regards to email and faxing.  The two recommendations made by the Ministry were that: All emails be transmitted using Transport Layer Security (TSS) no later than January 2020.All analogue faxing to […]

Referrer Newsletter – August

The latest issue of Lab Link, our referrer newsletter, is now available. Please click below to read the latest news and information from our lab:

Annual Price Increase

As of 1st July 2020 there was a price increase to all non-funded laboratory tests. You can find the updated price list here: https://www.canterburyscl.co.nz/for-referrers/patient-charging/ Please note that this price increase does not apply to any CDHB funded tests.  If you require any further information please contact:                       accounts_receivable@sclabs.co.nz 

Lab Link Laboratory Newsletter

To read the latest referrer newsletter please click below:

Make a Remote Laboratory Request

To request laboratory tests after a remote consult, you can email the laboratory request form to labrequest@sclabs.co.nz. Your patient can then present at any Canterbury SCL collection centre and the form will be available in our system.

Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies (FNA)

Dear Colleagues,During COVID response Level 3 and 4 Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsies (FNA) were restricted to cases to confirm malignancy. Under Level 2 we will now also accept FNA referrals for patients in whom ruling out malignancy is required.From Wednesday May 20th, FNA is available for patients to confirm / rule out malignancy. Example: Thyroid nodules, salivary […]